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Doctor recalls life with father
As a child in New York's borough of the Bronx in the 1930s and '40s, Sherwin Nuland cowered each time his father called his name or appeared in the doorway ready to go for a walk around the neighborhood.

'Nostradamus' gives several points of view of massacre
Four characters take turns narrating Douglas Coupland's novel Hey Nostradamus! a story about desperate people searching for an escape.

Doctor recalls life with father

Book warns of 'corporateering'
Jamie Court is trying to establish a new household word: "corporateering."

'Nostradamus' gives several points of view of massacre

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Teens repeat as Dixie champs
The only thing that stopped Columbia County's 13-14 year-old baseball team this week was its bus.

Road trips are good for observing life's intricacies

Rats in NY fire station force firefighters out
NEW YORK -- A blazing building? Not a problem for New York City firefighters. A firehouse infested with vermin? Well, that's a rat of a different color.

Athens imposes brothel limits before Olympics
ATHENS, Greece -- Athens' prostitutes have marched in the streets, slept on sidewalks in protest and even sued local authorities.

Naked walker continues with trek through Britain
LONDON -- Wearing little more than sun screen, socks and boots, Steve Gough is walking the length of Britain to celebrate the joys of nudity. Efficiency isn't one of them.

Driver who nursed infant found innocent of child endangerment, convicted of lesser charges
RAVENNA, Ohio -- A woman who belonged to an obscure religious sect was found innocent Friday of child endangerment for breast-feeding her baby while driving, but was convicted of three lesser charges.

Odds and Ends
WILKINSBURG, Pa. -- Taking a cue from a Discovery Channel show, police captured a 4-foot-long alligator in a residential yard by using a dog snare and a shirt.

Prison-prepped pooches graduate
STATE FARM, Va. -- Ignoring a fire hydrant with steely resolve, four abandoned dogs saved from death and transformed into pillars of the canine community wagged, panted and drooled as they graduated from a prison prep school.

Braves' bats quieted

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ST. LOUIS - The last time Atlanta closer John Smoltz pitched, the Braves were winning the second game of a three-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Turner Field.

Braves' bats quieted
ST. LOUIS - With the league's top two offenses shackled by an assortment of pitchers, it was left up to a backup catcher to deliver Saturday afternoon's biggest hit.

Pendleton tinkers with Chipper's swing
ST. LOUIS - Atlanta's left fielder Chipper Jones found some answers to his recent struggles at the plate after taking a couple hundred swings in the batting cage with hitting coach Terry Pendleton on Friday afternoon.

Braves' notebook

Atlanta cruises past St. Louis

Pendleton tinkers with Chipper's swing

Atlanta cruises past St. Louis
ST. LOUIS - For an Atlanta Braves team seven weeks away from reaching the playoffs for the 12th consecutive time, there can be no better sight than Russ Ortiz pitching in the ninth inning.

Continental cuts business fares

Business calendar
Aug. 21: Project Management Institute-Savannah River, dinner seminar on project management by Ed Brown titled Develop Your Charismatic Personality. Topics covered include developing greater charisma, impact and influence; Sheraton Augusta Hotel, 6-8:30 p.m. $25 for PMI members, $30 for nonmembers. Contact Surendra Gupta at 860-5681 or Dennis Delvcchio at (803) 279-0421.

Pocket change
EMPLOYER SPOTLIGHT: Atlanta Gas Light

Tax-rebate receivers target bills, not stores
The Bush administration hopes consumers across the country don't behave like most Augustans.

Chinese goods affect several markets
AIKEN - The specter of Chinese imports, both present and future, threatens more than the textile mills of Georgia, the Carolinas and the rest of the South.

GM, Avanti settle dispute over Hummer lookalike
DETROIT -- A small Georgia-based automaker has agreed to make design changes to a vehicle that prompted a lawsuit from General Motors Corp. because it looked too much like GM's Hummer H2.

Continental cuts business fares
Continental Express, trying to boost corporate travel out of Augusta, lowered fares Friday to several top business destinations.

Mailed ads take on new shape
WASHINGTON - Coming soon to your mailbox, advertising shaped like a sports car or a stop sign, a hula doll or a hamburger. Indeed, almost anything an artist can conceive.

On the move
Mark Bolton has been named director of the Security Planning and Infrastructure Division of Wackenhut Services Inc., the security contractor at the Savannah River Site. Mr. Bolton has 20 years' experience at SRS, having worked as security inspector, central alarm station sergeant, emergency operations center specialist and other positions. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina Aiken and resides in Aiken with his wife, Terri, and their two children.

Business briefs
Augusta medical transcription company InfoPro Group Inc. has paid $68,250 to the Business Software Alliance, a Washington computer software trade organization, for running unlicensed software applications.

Chinese imports will cut U.S. jobs, close plants, industry leaders say
AIKEN - The loudest yelp of pain over Chinese imports is coming from the American textile industry.

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Mailed ads take on new shape

Chinese goods affect several markets

Tax-rebate receivers target bills, not stores

Chinese imports will cut U.S. jobs, close plants, industry leaders say

Attention to detail can prevent check fraud
Check fraud results in billions of dollars in losses to businesses and causes more than 10 times the losses attributed to credit-card fraud, ATM theft, burglary and bank robbery combined.

Recall could throw California economy into further turmoil

Ford recalling Crown Victorias, sport utility vehicles
WASHINGTON -- Ford Motor Co. is recalling 35,700 Crown Victoria police cars and taxis because of a wheel defect, the automaker and the federal government said Friday.

On the move

Recall could throw California economy into further turmoil
SAN FRANCISCO -- Just when California's wounded economy needs a little tender loving care, a rancorous recall election comes along that could inflict more pain. Experts say the political turmoil could scare off business, delay needed reforms and cause economic fallout nationwide.

Pocket change

Ford recalling Crown Victorias, sport utility vehicles

Attention to detail can prevent check fraud

Shelter director must find tail cutter

Shelter director must find tail cutter
Puppy tales bring happy endings. Last week's story about two boxer puppies whose tails were cut off by someone at Richmond County Animal Control brought dozens of adoption offers, said Annette Courson of Augusta Animal Rescue Friends, a rescue group that took the puppies to a veterinarian.

McClinton held out of Clemson practice
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Clemson's coaches continue to hold defensive tackle Todd McClinton out of practice because of a fainting episode before Thursday's practice.

McClinton held out of Clemson practice

Auburn reviving Wreck Tech pajama parade
AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn is planning to revive an old football tradition as the Tigers prepare for their Sept. 6 game against Georgia Tech, the first meeting by the schools since 1987.

Shift in power hits SEC hard
Twenty days remain before the Southeastern Conference kicks off its season Aug. 30. Ten questions that are likely to be asked between now and then:

McCallum salutes Navy classmates at college hall
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- On a day meant to honor Napoleon McCallum, the former Navy tailback paid tribute to his classmates still in the military.

Shift in power hits SEC hard

College football notebook
Charlie Williams raised eyebrows and hopes recently at an Augusta Gamecock Club meeting, where he said Troy Williamson is the fastest receiver he's ever coached.

McCallum salutes Navy classmates at college hall

Baylor coach Bliss resigns

Weaklings wanted
Democrats are furious over a Republican TV ad charging them with being anti-Catholic for filibustering Catholic nominees to the federal appeals courts.

A silly compromise

Larke's worthy goals

Weaklings wanted

Larke's worthy goals
President George W. Bush's 2-year-old, No Child Left Behind Act can be a confusing, infuriating bureaucratic nightmare to public school authorities and parents.

More dysfunction
Is Augusta cursed with dysfunctional commissions? First there was the Coliseum Authority. Now it's the Aviation Commission.

A silly compromise
Compromises aren't expected to make everybody happy, but they are supposed to make some people happy. The compromise the Edgefield County School Board made this week on Strom Thurmond High School's nickname and mascot doesn't seem to make anybody happy. It certainly doesn't make any sense.

Investors fear rising interest rates will derail recovery
NEW YORK -- Wall Street had to face another hard reality this past week: Interest rates are rising, and threatening to undermine an already uncertain economic recovery.

Price of pure vanilla skyrocket
WASHINGTON -- The Totonaca Indians in ancient Mexico were enchanted by its scent. Spanish colonists in Mexico during the 1500s fell in love with its sweet, soothing flavor after tasting it in cacao, a chocolate drink.

Stocks mostly gain on strong McDonald's sales
NEW YORK -- Wall Street ended an indecisive week on a quiet note Friday, with investors half-heartedly picking up shares in response to strong sales from McDonald's. Tech stocks sagged on a profit warning from Nvidia.

Price of pure vanilla skyrocket

Stocks mostly gain on strong McDonald's sales

Investors fear rising interest rates will derail recovery

Quench plants' thirst - drip by drip
Drip irrigation (also called trickle irrigation) is a way of watering your garden that uses little water, minimizes weed and disease problems, and is easily automated. Water is dripped to plants through plastic tubes placed nearby and specially designed to be non-clogging and to deliver water at a uniform rate throughout their length.

Drip irrigation isn't just for commercial gardeners anymore
NEW MARKET, Va. -- Here's some thirst-quenching information for gardeners facing stressed-out plants. Drip irrigation isn't just for commercial operators anymore.

Drip irrigation isn't just for commercial gardeners anymore

Wet summer brings out moss, algae

Wet summer brings out moss, algae
The wet summer continues, and so do problems with moss and algae in lawns.

Quench plants' thirst - drip by drip

Having proved themselves, Eagles relish fans' approval
STATESBORO, Ga. - Like politicians on a campaign trail, Georgia Southern players and coaches shook hands, signed autographs and hugged well-wishers Saturday afternoon at Georgia Southern's Media/Fan Day at Paulson Stadium.

Bilbo will no longer play quarterback
ATLANTA - Georgia Tech's quarterback job is still up for grabs, but sophomore Damarius Bilbo is no longer a candidate.

Bilbo adjusts to uncertainty
ATLANTA - One day after being moved from first-string quarterback to running back, Georgia Tech's Damarius Bilbo said he does not intend to transfer.

Having proved themselves, Eagles relish fans' approval

Bilbo adjusts to uncertainty

Bilbo will no longer play quarterback

Jackets rebound to split
They had the Thunderstixx popping, the raucous crowd stomping, the momentum and the heart of the order ready to strike.

Stranger leads Regions Cup
GRANITEVILLE - Not much is known about Jon Napier, except that he is leading the Orville White Cup with 1-under-par 70.

Love gets record three eagles, increases lead
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. -- Davis Love III tied a PGA Tour record with three eagles Friday and increased his lead at The International.

Golf notes

Golf notes
S.C. AMATEUR: In Greenville, S.C., part-time Augusta resident Kevin King shot his second 68 and has a four-shot lead at the midway point on Greenville Country Club's Chanticleer Course.

Aiken's Hendrix chosen for Walker Cup team
Matt Hendrix of Aiken has been selected for the Walker Cup team.

Lucidi advances in U.S. Women's Amateur Championship

Tournament's namesake had major impact

Love gets record three eagles, increases lead

Aiken's Hendrix chosen for Walker Cup team

Golf roundup: Turner soars at Amateur

Tournament's namesake had major impact
The Orville White Cup has been going on for so long that younger players in this weekend's Regions Cup stop don't know who White was and why the tournament is named in his honor.

Birthday girl goes low again at Wendy's

Birthday girl goes low again at Wendy's
DUBLIN, Ohio -- Candie Kung has come up with a novel way of celebrating birthdays.

Stranger leads Regions Cup

Lucidi advances in U.S. Women's Amateur Championship
GLADWYNE, Pa. -- Defending champion Becky Lucidi won the first four holes and beat Kwan-Chih Lu 4 and 3 in the third round of the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship on Friday.

Golf roundup: Turner soars at Amateur
GREENVILLE, S.C. - Augusta State's Emmett Turner birdied all the par-5s for third consecutive 2-under-par 70 to move into a tie for the lead in the South Carolina Amateur Championship.

Jackets rebound to split

Road trips are good for observing life's intricacies
My son and I put about 1,500 miles on the car last week.

Letter writers' comparisons off base

No excuse for unexcused school absences

Suggestion for new civic center site

Letter writers' comparisons off base
As a concerned and loyal American citizen, I regret when history is misused and misrepresented to reflect the political preference of a person, party or administration - all of which occurs in the letters of two writers on July 30. Robert Cooper, Martinez, Ga.

Dismissed DJs will be truly missed
Regarding the replacement of Rebecca Reardon and John Patrick, formerly of the WBBQ morning show: I think it is very sad to see these two icons be replaced on the morning show. It's sort of like taking a part of your family away. I have enjoyed listening to them on my way to work for quite some time and always looked forward to hearing what they had to say. They always seemed to be very down to earth and always shared parts of their lives with everyone who listened to them. It is sad the way large companies take over and change things on a whim and, of course, it is sad for the victims (both listeners and employees). Charles Brown, Aiken, S.C.

No excuse for unexcused school absences
After reading the article in the July 22 Augusta Chronicle concerning unexcused absences from school, it is no wonder that the younger generation's work ethic isn't worth a flip. They are being taught that it is OK to miss 16 to 24 days a year - unexcused. This ethic is following them on into their working careers. Their employers can't depend on them to be at work. Young people need to be taught how to be dependable and how to make money. Parents have already taught them how to spend it. Billy Thigpen, Evans, Ga.

Dismissed DJs will be truly missed

Teachers should speak proper English

Listener leaves WBBQ as fired DJs have

Suggestion for new civic center site
Fred Childs' Aug. 1 letter, "Help for airport and civic center," has some legitimate points in his startling suggestion to eliminate Daniel Field and build a new civic center and hotel properties on the city-owned site. Rick Carpenter, Thomson, Ga.

Listener laments the demise of WBBQ's morning show
I have been listening to WBBQ since I was 8 years old. I was driving from Augusta to Statesboro on July 31 when I heard the ads for the new morning show line-up. I was shocked in that I had not heard of any changes in personnel. I understand after reading the article in your paper that the disc jockeys I have listened to for so long were fired without warning or cause. Jenni Nauright, Statesboro, Ga.

Teachers should speak proper English
Regarding The Chronicle's Aug. 5 Metro section article, "Student program comes to district": The Academy of Richmond County teacher Larry Bagwell was quoted as saying, "Me and a group of 20-some teachers worked on this for about three years." Molly C. Gray, Aiken, S.C.

Listener leaves WBBQ as fired DJs have
It's a sad day in the Augusta area for radio listeners as we mourn the loss of many talented personalities that awakened us in the morning, serenaded us at lunch and helped us survive the drive home. What was once the flagship station for the baby boomers in this area will now be viewed as just another station. J. Glenn Rodgers, North Augusta, S.C.

Agrees with letter writer's civic center idea
I concur with Fred Childs' Aug. 1 letter, "Help for airport and civic center", concerning his idea to build a civic center and hotel for clients on Daniel Field, and to move the airplanes there to our big airport. If Barry White - with the Convention and Visitor's Bureau - will take charge of the civic center, it would be the best thing to happen to our so-called entertainment center and would draw people back to Augusta who will spend their money here at our businesses. Jim Stringer, Augusta

Do not be miffed over substandard gifts

Thurmond's birthplace still echoes with sounds of family life

In the know

Light show

A space museum on the plains

Home front

Do not be miffed over substandard gifts
Dear Carson: My husband and I had a wedding and reception in May and received many lovely gifts. However, there were two guests whose gifts were substandard. These gifts did not even cover the caterer's charge per head. Don't you think that people should take into consideration the costs of holding a large wedding and reception when selecting gifts? - Surprised over Substandard Gifts

Light show
Meteors happen quite frequently, but most are so small that few people see them.

Readers can rate columns
Columnists seem to have the answer to every question, but is it the right advice?

Home front
So you think you've thought of all the tools and materials you need for your home-improvement project.

Thurmond's birthplace still echoes with sounds of family life
EDGEFIELD, S.C. - In the weeks after Strom Thurmond's death June 27, David and Michelle Satcher became celebrities of sorts.

In the know
The Augusta Chronicle is looking for parents who have gone to extreme lengths to help their child or children receive the best education possible.

A space museum on the plains
HUTCHINSON, Kan. -- A moon rock. The only Soviet Vostok spacecraft in the Western world. The Apollo 13 command module, Odyssey. An SR-71 Blackbird spy plane.

Saying goodbye to summer
AIKEN - When Mary Williams grows up - sooner rather than later, says her mother - she wants to be a runner just like Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

Man travels home to bring ministry to Liberia
The son of Liberia's longest-serving president says he's hopeful for peace, but he sees difficult days ahead and has concerns about the international community's handling of the situation in Monrovia.

Woman calls rape a hate crime
ATHENS, Ga. - As an Athens woman pressures the District Attorney's office to seek a hate-crime indictment, the man she accuses of raping her because she is homosexual is attempting to get his life together after resigning as a Gwinnett County deputy sheriff, his attorney says.

Officers feel strain of budget

Democrats face turning point

Kid of the Day

3 Aiken schools fail standards
AIKEN - Three Aiken County elementary schools failed to meet federal testing standards for the second-straight year and will allow pupils to transfer to nearby schools that are better-performing, a school official said Friday.

Readers' comments on the needs-improvement list

Rants and Raves
Because we receive a number of comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle, we use Saturday's Rants & Raves column to set the record straight.

Saying goodbye to summer

Ford recall yields few difficulties

News you can use

Council enacts ban on cruising
SAVANNAH, Ga. - Cruising down Savannah's streets at 1 a.m. is now more than a statement. It's against the law.

Sales tax requests flood panel

Readers' comments on the needs-improvement list
The Augusta Chronicle asked readers for their comments on the needs-improvement list and school choice. Here is some of what they had to say:

High unemployment afflicts rural counties

Ford recall yields few difficulties
Local officials say that the impact of a recall of certain Ford Crown Victorias announced Friday is minimal, and that they haven't had many problems with them.

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Woman calls rape a hate crime

Rants and raves
Comments from readers:

Tee time
Joseph Gray, 9, practices on the driving range at The First Tee Friday afternoon. He will be in the First Tee Club Championship which starts today and ends Sunday.

Across the area
Danielle Callan of Evans was crowned Miss Augusta 2004 on Saturday night at the culmination of the Miss Augusta Scholarship Pageant at Augusta State University's performing arts theater.

Rants and Raves
Because we receive a number of comments and questions about The Augusta Chronicle, we use Saturday's Rants & Raves column to set the record straight.

Walk plan threatens old oaks
Athens-Clarke County is ready to build three new sidewalks, but something is standing in the way.

Across the area

Across Georgia
SAVANNAH, Ga. -Police began handing out warnings this weekend for anyone whose security alarm goes off by accident.

Education board spars with state over postponed transfers

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE -North Greenville College President James Epting says a professor who has sued the school for wrongful firing is not an employee.

Cancer funding goes on hold
ATLANTA - Regional cancer programs in three Georgia cities, including Augusta and Savannah, will have to wait until at least October to see significant state dollars start to flow their way.

Suicide call ends in arrests
Three Augustans were arrested after officers found two young children living in squalid conditions Saturday afternoon.

Education board spars with state over postponed transfers
Vivian Ransom spotted her granddaughter's school on the needs-improvement list last week and expected to transfer the second-grader to another location this year.

Goods sell quickly at first farmer's market
Roy Taylor, the owner of Jay's Produce, thought he was prepared for the grand opening of the Saturday Farmer's Market on Broad Street, bringing with him several boxes of tomatoes, bell peppers, plums, watermelons, potatoes and even jalapeno peppers.

School requirements confuse, frustrate educators

Across Georgia
NORCROSS - A Norcross man has been charged with murder and aggravated assault in the shooting death of a man who allegedly stole his car.

Official selects interim leader of Augusta Regional Airport
Augusta aviation commissioners will have to re-advertise for the director's job. It took more than a year to fill the slot after Al McDill was fired from the post in April 2000.

Judge denies suspect's bond
A man who reportedly confessed to strangling a woman and dumping her body in a swamp was denied bond Friday.

Jekyll parking fee might end

Rapist receives 12-year sentence
Still denying he raped a teenage family acquaintance, a man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Friday.

Library denies censor charges

Library denies censor charges
ATLANTA - Lawyers for the publisher of a newspaper dealing with gay issues told a federal appeals court Friday the Vidalia Public Library is practicing censorship against The Gay Guardian, a bimonthly publication based in southeast Georgia.

Cancer funding goes on hold

Library work aids business around UGA
ATHENS, Ga. - The cloud cast over the University of Georgia by the July 23 fire at its Main Library has a silver lining of sorts: a boost to the local economy from the massive clean-up effort.

Rains cause flooding in south Augusta
Tommy Pryor sat outside a Texaco gasoline station on Lumpkin Road on Friday night waiting for a tow truck minutes after his car stalled in 3 feet of water.

News you can use
BACK IN TIME AUG. 9, 1920 C.P. Owens is at University Hospital suffering from severe cuts about the face and body. Charles Jowers is at his home suffering from a severe blow on the head, while Louis Coleman is suffering from a bad cut on his face as the result of a cutting scrape that occurred yesterday afternoon on the levee in West End.

Across the area
Fifteen-year-old Aaron Booher is expected to move out of an intensive care unit this weekend after successfully undergoing a double lung transplant.

Kid of the Day
Colby Tyler Rogers is today's Kid of the Day.

School requirements confuse, frustrate educators
ATLANTA - Georgia educators say some of the requirements in the federal No Child Left Behind Act are confusing and unfair, with some schools landing on the needs-improvement list because three or four pupils were absent the day of standardized testing.

Family goes to hospital after wreck
A North Carolina family is recovering at Medical College of Georgia Hospital after their SUV rolled over several times during an accident on Interstate 20 Friday morning.

Drivers must move aside

Savannah River fish get radiation checks
Gary Johnson and Sean Hayes - and their oddly rigged boat - are familiar sights to anglers who navigate the dark waters of the lower Savannah River.

Across Georgia

Library work aids business around UGA

Suicide call ends in arrests

Sales tax requests flood panel
It took three months for a government committee to accrue more than $536 million in requests for sales tax money.

Across South Carolina

Democrats face turning point
The upcoming retirements of two Southern Democrats from the U.S. Senate, coupled with a recent wave of Republican victories, could signal further erosion of the party's power in the Deep South.

3rd Infantry Division returns home
FORT STEWART, Ga. - The tears started with the national anthem. They flowed through an a cappella singing of America the Beautiful andAmazing Grace on the bagpipes.

High unemployment afflicts rural counties
WAYNESBORO, Ga. - By the time Theresa Ellison found out that Kwikset was closing its lock-making factory and would lay off all 500 workers, the 26-year-old Waynesboro native had already purchased a house and had a baby.

Jekyll parking fee might end
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. - A Southeast Georgia legislator has asked Gov. Sonny Perdue to work with the Jekyll Island Park Authority to remove the island's $3 parking fee.

Kid of the Day
Today's Kid of the Day is Andrew C. Darnell of Augusta.

Across South Carolina
GREENVILLE - A jury has ordered gambling magnate Fred Collins to pay $3 million to a former employee in a lawsuit over business dealings between the former friends.

News you can use
AUG. 10, 1930 Walter Barnes, 48, an employee of the N.F. Widener Store two miles from Augusta on Milledgeville Road, was shot to death yesterday afternoon by Charles Goodwin, according to Deputy Sheriff Walter Kent.

Officers feel strain of budget
Because of state budget cuts, fewer agents from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division are working more cases, fewer highway patrol troopers are working larger areas, and local law enforcement agents are doing what they can to pick up the slack.

Woman will be charged in crash

Correction
An article in Friday's editions of The Augusta Chronicle incorrectly stated the location of two Duke Energy power plants and the scheduled date for construction to start on a plutonium conversion plant at the Savannah River Site. The Catawba Nuclear Station is in York, S.C., and the McGuire Nuclear Station is in Huntersville, N.C. The plants are supposed to receive nuclear fuel from a plutonium conversion facility at SRS, which officials hope to start construction on next year.

3 Aiken schools fail standards

Savannah River fish get radiation checks

Couple in jail after boy's death

Correction

Rains cause flooding in south Augusta

Couple in jail after boy's death
EDGEFIELD - Battered, bruised and burned, 13-month-old Darrell Watson was barely alive when his 17-year-old mother brought him to the Edgefield County Hospital early Thursday morning. Four hours later he died.

3rd Infantry Division returns home

Woman will be charged in crash
A woman involved in a deadly three-vehicle accident on Mike Padgett Highway on Thursday will be charged with vehicular homicide, officials said Friday.

Man travels home to bring ministry to Liberia

Drivers must move aside
Rubberneckers and speeders beware: Getting too close to those flashing blue, red or amber lights or racing by them could cost you under a new state law.

Tee time

Across South Carolina

Across the area

News you can use

Official selects interim leader of Augusta Regional Airport

Family goes to hospital after wreck

Record time helps Gordon race to pole
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - Jeff Gordon's miserable season took a positive turn Friday when NASCAR's king of the road won the pole with a record-shattering run at Watkins Glen International.

Newman fuming after crash in practice

Newman fuming after crash in practice
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. -- Ryan Newman was fuming at the response time and rescue effort of course workers after he crashed Friday in practice at Watkins Glen International.

Record time helps Gordon race to pole

Spencer challenges 'Hired Guns'

Gordon's road rage lands him out front

NASCAR notebook

Gordon's road rage lands him out front
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - A victory by Jeff Gordon today would be a strong argument that there's nothing more important than practice.

NASCAR notebook
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. - It didn't take long for Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s final practice at Watkins Glen International to turn rocky.

Spencer challenges 'Hired Guns'
Jimmy Spencer has a challenge for the road racing specialists hired to drive Sunday at Watkins Glen International: "Come to Bristol."

Staley's shot seals Charlotte win

Staley's shot seals Charlotte win
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- As teammates and fans waited anxiously as referees huddled around a video monitor, Dawn Staley had no doubt her winning shot was good.

Baylor coach Bliss resigns
WACO, Texas -- Baylor basketball coach Dave Bliss resigned Friday over major violations in his program uncovered following the disappearance and death of a player and charges he was killed by a former teammate.

Edwards fighting to make Falcons

Vick off to quick start

Giants' Shockey insults Parcells in magazine

Vick vs. Favre won't last long in preseason opener

Carter happy with new life

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Mr. Charles Dixon (GIRARD, Ga.)

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Ms. Tonya Butler (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

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New buff for old stadium in time for the games

Athens works to complete preparations

Federer reaches Montreal semis

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Area sports announcements

Older volleyball players still have success

U.S. women beat Brazil, will play for basketball gold

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Alvin Greenwood Jr., who played basketball at Silver Bluff and Aiken Tech, has received a scholarship to play at Claflin College in Orangeburg, S.C.

Overtime
The Augusta GreenJackets are scheduling the games, but they aren't getting to play many of them.

Federer reaches Montreal semis
MONTREAL -- Wimbledon champion Roger Federer celebrated his 22nd birthday with a 6-2, 7-6 (3) victory over Max Mirnyi of Belarus on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Tennis Masters Canada tournament.

Older volleyball players still have success
After two decades on the pro beach volleyball circuit, Karch Kiraly has heard all the cracks.

Area sports announcements
NOTE: All the listed events are open to the public, although membership in some organizations might be required.

U.S. women beat Brazil, will play for basketball gold
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- The U.S. women did what the men couldn't on the basketball court at the Pan American Games.

New buff for old stadium in time for the games
ATHENS, Greece -- It's been shaken by earthquakes, chipped by souvenir hunters, covered in snow and baked by the sun. Now, the all-marble stadium that hosted the first modern Olympics in 1896 is finally getting a long-overdue facelift.

Athens works to complete preparations
ATHENS, Greece -- On a hillside where gypsies used to live outside this ancient city, a concrete maze of buildings is taking shape as workers scurry to finish the dusty road leading to it.

Unusual method serves anglers
It is midday at Thurmond Lake, and Woody Parks is out fishing with his friends.

Carter happy with new life
NEW ORLEANS - Dale Carter remembers the life he once led. He remembers the expensive cars, the big house, the clothes, the jewelry, the toys.

Vick off to quick start
ATLANTA -- Michael Vick provided a tantalizing glimpse of what the NFL can expect this season.

Edwards fighting to make Falcons
ATLANTA - About this time last year, Atlanta receiver Terrence Edwards was experiencing an enormous amount of hype as many Georgia fans predicted a run at the national title. This year Edwards is in the midst of fans saying his Falcons have a shot at the Super Bowl.

Vick vs. Favre won't last long in preseason opener
ATLANTA -- Seven months ago, Michael Vick led the Atlanta Falcons to an improbable playoff victory at Lambeau Field. He'll get another crack at the Green Bay Packers on Saturday night, but this one won't last very long.

Giants' Shockey insults Parcells in magazine
NEWARK, N.J. -- Jeremy Shockey popped off about gays on Howard Stern's radio show, and he makes opponents' blood boil with his on-field antics. He once made an obscene gesture and hit children in the stands with a cup of ice - in the same game.

Faith digest
Jeff and Sheri Easter perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at First Assembly of God on Thomson Highway in Lincolnton, Ga. A nursery will be provided. For more information, call 359-7237.

Monks celebrate half-century of community in Vermont
WESTON, Vt. -- From early childhood, many of the men were drawn to the prayer, rituals, and wisdom of the clergy; some aspired to be priests and to help others.

Faith and Fellowship calendar
The Faith and Fellowship Calendar is a roundup of church and temple activities. Space is limited. Deadline is noon Monday. E-mail items to vanorton@augustachronicle.com; send a fax to 722-7403; or mail to Faith and Fellowship, The Augusta Chronicle Newsroom, P.O. Box 1928, Augusta, GA 30903-1928.

Selah's musical simplicity evokes deep praise
They call it their little record. Instead of a $100,000 budget, Selah's first album, Be Still My Soul, was built on a $2,000 piano-and-vocal track. But that was enough. The CD beat out Welsh soprano Charlotte Church for Inspirational Album of the Year at the 2000 Dove Awards.

Debate exists about whether the Bible is entirely error-free
Is the Bible "inerrant," that is, totally free of errors?

Church deacon followed winding journey of faith
Kent Plowman was ordained a deacon nine years ago Aug. 29 - the Catholic feast of the beheading of John the Baptist.

Mel Gibson screens crucifixion film for friendly eyes only
NEW YORK -- Those who have seen Mel Gibson's film about the final hours of Jesus Christ have called it beautiful, magical, a great and important work.

Author explores Hasidic missions
NEW YORK - There are just 3,000 Jews living in Alaska's 570,374 square miles, but Yossi and Esty Greenberg are there to serve them - leading services, throwing Hanukkah parties, flying deep into the bush to train a young man for his bar mitzvah.

Unusual method serves anglers

Former cop brings reality to Hollywood
LOS ANGELES -- Randy Walker may not be a cop anymore, but in the movie business he's still The Man.

Fox edits out comment by Kobe Bryant on teen show
NEW YORK -- Fox edited out a portion of Kobe Bryant's acceptance speech at the Teen Choice Awards this week where he appeared to make a reference to the sexual assault charge against him.

Defensive end Scranton quits Bulldogs for second year in row
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia freshman defensive end Aaron Scranton already has quit football for the second time in as many seasons.

Scranton leaves again, four days after his return
ATHENS, Ga. - Just four days after reporting to Athens and one day after telling an Athens Banner-Herald reporter how happy he was to be back with the Bulldogs, walk-on defensive end Aaron Scranton left the team, coach Mark Richt confirmed Friday.

Georgia's two-quartetback system enters second season

Scranton leaves again, four days after his return

Georgia's two-quartetback system enters second season
ATHENS, Ga. -- Winning the 2002 Southeastern Conference championship with a two-quarterback system did not earn Georgia coach Mark Richt a permanent pass on questions about the system.

Georgia season tickets flood mail system

Former vacuum cleaner salesman returns to football
ATHENS, Ga. -- One year ago this week, Aaron Scranton decided he hated running so much that he walked away from a football scholarship at Georgia after only two practices.

Curry diagnosed with stress fracture in leg
ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia all-SEC rover Kentrell Curry could be out as long as six weeks with a stress fracture in his right leg.

Defensive end Scranton quits Bulldogs for second year in row

Curry diagnosed with stress fracture in leg

Georgia season tickets flood mail system
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia Athletic Association's ticket office mailed out season tickets for the upcoming football season Thursday.

Former vacuum cleaner salesman returns to football

Summers adjusting to South Carolina camp

Holtz commends his offense
COLUMBIA - The intriguing part of Lou Holtz's news conference Friday wasn't that he bashed his defense at every opportunity.

Summers adjusting to South Carolina camp
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- When the state's all-time leading high-school rusher Demetris Summers chose South Carolina last February, Gamecock players rushed to his former Lexington High teammate Kris Clark to find out how their newest signee would fit in.

Holtz commends his offense

Liberians hungry in Taylor territory

Liberians hungry in Taylor territory
MONROVIA, Liberia -- Starving crowds gathered in Liberia's war-divided capital Friday, stuffing leaves into their mouths to quell their hunger as aid agencies pressed for opening of humanitarian routes. Fighting surged in cities outside Monrovia.

U.S., African troops find looted warehouses; Taylor's forces warn of chaos when he leaves

U.S., African troops find looted warehouses; Taylor's forces warn of chaos when he leaves
MONROVIA, Liberia -- American and West African military officers ventured into Monrovia's rebel-held port for the first time Saturday and found aid warehouses looted and corpses floating by the docks. With days left in President Charles Taylor's regime, his spokesman warned that government fighters might create chaos when he leaves.

Odds and Ends

Naked walker continues with trek through Britain

Athens imposes brothel limits before Olympics

Driver who nursed infant found innocent of child endangerment, convicted of lesser charges

Prison-prepped pooches graduate

Rats in NY fire station force firefighters out

Selah's musical simplicity evokes deep praise

Monks celebrate half-century of community in Vermont

Mel Gibson screens crucifixion film for friendly eyes only

Church deacon followed winding journey of faith

Author explores Hasidic missions

Faith digest

Faith and Fellowship calendar